Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield -- latimes.com

This article incorrectly implies it’s software (via Microsoft) or cloud (via Google); the reporter apparently doesn’t understand Microsoft’s software + services value proposition

As Google and Microsoft battle for dominance in technology, a skirmish in Los Angeles City Hall is offering a rare public glimpse into a rivalry that could help determine the fortunes of both companies -- and, quite possibly, how workers in the future will communicate.
The two tech giants are clashing over a $7.25-million contract to replace L.A.'s outdated e-mail system. The stakes are high enough that both companies have fielded teams of lobbyists and executives to press their case in City Hall.

Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield -- latimes.com

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